EPFL Chairman and UEFA President held constructive discussions in Nyon

EPFL Chairman Lars-Christer Olsson and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin met on the 6th of October at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon. The meeting was very fruitful and started with a discussion concerning the current relationship between EPFL and UEFA as well as the relations between domestic competition organisers and National Associations.

The EPFL Chairman and UEFA President openly discussed how future cooperation could be improved and lead to a better exchange of information as well as a constructive development of stakeholder involvement in UEFA decision-making bodies and processes.

UEFA club competitions play an important role in the popularity and success of football in Europe. The financial distribution to clubs eliminated during the qualification phase or not participating in European competitions at all is very important for the development of club football in all member associations and the mechanism for such solidarity distribution is one of the issues that needs to be thoroughly looked at.

In general, Mr. Olsson and Mr. Ceferin shared the view that the involvement of the main football stakeholders in any relevant decision-making process within UEFA is fundamental for the sustainable development of football in Europe. Within this framework, EPFL and UEFA agreed to join forces and work together on common projects aimed at developing professional football and league management standards in Europe.

The meeting, held in a positive and constructive atmosphere, represents the starting point of a new era of cooperation between the EPFL and UEFA, which will be beneficial for the good of our game in Europe and beyond.

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